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something so, you know -- >> and it came back here. and on the east coast, we all wait a long, long time for spring. and it was one of those gorgeous spring days. e same way i'll never forget on 9/11 in 2001 was maybe the most glorious september day i had ever seen. it seems like that's what terror wants to do is destroy everything that's good and beautiful about our nation. and send us into a different state where we're fearful. and this is going to change, it needs to change. we've sort of fallen back into a -- i don't know if we were lulled into a false security. but we've been safe for such a long time. and by the way, congratulations to all the first responders in boston. you got to look for miracles amongst the wreckage. one of the great miracles is there was already a tent set up to take care of so many people because of dehydration or all kinds of things that can happen. >> small things, really. >> all things like that and a
lot of medical people on hand as well. a lot of ambulances ready, just in case, so -- >> a lot of hospitals in close range. >> even though -- some of the best hospitals in the world are right there. quite a few of them. and so god bless all of those people. if you always see -- who's running into the carnage as opposed to the ones running away. and your heart just leaps for joy that there are people that still on this planet. because those who many times, the ones who we see the worst in them, the people that are responsible for this or person we don't know yet. ultimately bring out the very best in others. the ones they seek to harm. >> they haven't -- there's still discussion obviously whether this was international terrorism or domestic terrorism. >> do you have a feeling on that, hoda? >> i think this is one of those things you have to wait to play out. often there's a claim of responsibility quickly which we haven't seen yet. which could be nothing. they say in the bombs they had bbs and ball bearings. and they asked one of the
terrorism expert, does that tell you anything? and he just said no, they just wanted to do the most damage. my hope is because there were so many cameras trained on the finish line and everybody now has a cell phone and everybody shooting pictures and video, somewhere, whether the person put the bombs down long before or last-minute or whatever, that somewhere -- >> you think this is going to be solved? >> i think with all of those cameras, how can it not be? not only the ones from the news divisions but every person who was walking around all the ones that are probably on the street corners. any of the big brother ones we talk about. >> somewhere in there that's one person being held. no charges of course yet. being questioned. i guess there was some shrapnel. >> he's a saudi national who was there on a student visa. they're talking to him. again they said he was running from the scene. and you know -- >> suspiciously someone said. that could just be running from
the scene because you're terrified for your life, too. >> this is one of those things that we always quickly want to know who. there was just a news conference on a few seconds ago and i kept saying who, who, who? it takes so long. >> these things take a long time. >> yeah. >> it's meticulous. >> i'm hopeful with all the media attention. and you know what's funny? it happened at 3:00, since the time it happened to probably right this moment, i bet i've seen or heard the images probably 50, 60 times. because you just -- it's just on somewhere and i was even -- >> it's hard to get away from it. >> even in the gym, i had it on this morning when i was getting ready to come in and i found myself looking down. i didn't, because on the 15th or 20th time, you wonder -- i already saw it and i feel things, like you do, when you see something, you feel it inside, and i couldn't even -- what surprised me. it wasn't just the images that were so troublesome to see. it's the sounds. like the sounds, i took my headphones out. i couldn't listen again to
people in that kind of hell screaming and running. >> remember the beginning -- i think it's "zero dark thirty" where all you hear are the voices that resulted from that pandemonium. our hearts and prayers go out to all the victims and the people traumatized, we'll never be the same because of it. the little boy, eight years old, anybody, forget just being a parent. we hear so much about how the terrorists were going to change their tactics because we've made it so difficult for some of the hard targets. when i think about a soft target. what is the softer than the flesh of a child? and this little boy eight years old. we haven't seen a picture yet. >> he was with his mom and two sisters. his mom and one of his sisters were injured terribly. >> they're still in the hospital. >> the father, it's unclear whether he was actually running in the marathon and they were watching him or he was there helping out at the marathon. regardless, you know you, go on that kind of a beautiful day.
>> you take your family because you're going to have a great -- you're going to make a memory and nobody expect as memory like this. there are two brothers we heard about who 31, 33, roofers, who recently both lost their jobs. both brothers were on the finish line to help cheer a friend on. which you know, that's what friends do. and both of them lost a leg beneath the knee. >> and you talked about the heroism and a lot of people are describing -- you can see, even if you look at the video, people like you said running into help. and there were even who when they finished the boston marathon, they've won 26.2 miles, they ran to mass general to give blood. they just kept running. i think there's a whole sense of community. although boston is a big city, it feels small townish. >> it feels small townish in a good way, it's one of the great, great cities in our country. one of the oldest ones. so much history there. and it is the oldest marathon as well. the great story about the two soldiers, we don't know if they were here on leave or retired. i don't think we know that yet.
but they were heroic, as you would expect them to do. they had some training in -- they were both from the u.s. army. jeff curtis and matt luciani, were only 50 yards away when the first explosion went off. they went to help and ran to the hospital to donate blood. and the volunteers who were there that had to be turned away from the triage areas, because the wounds were so horrific and they weren't prepared or trained in any way. but you probably saw the pictures in the paper of the 78-year-old man. >> there's a 78 -year-old man, when he was running, he was the one person -- you saw the impact and you could tell it was a concussion sort of from the explosion. you weren't sure if he got hit, it blew him away. well, his name is bill iffrig, from washington state. the funny thing is, he only had a scrape on his knee, it must have just been the impact of the blow. it was his third boston marathon and he actually crossed the finish line. >> we're hearing all kinds of
stories as well from people that were disappointed in themselves because they weren't running a faster race. so as a result -- everything is in perspective, isn't it. that maybe someone who was running the best race of their life happened to be there just at the moment of impact. while others who were disappointed and you know, were spared any kind of harm because -- it shows how capricious everything is. and how tender life is. and how -- nothing -- nothing is guaranteed in this life. >> you think you'll change? because behavior is one of those things, you see this, and you feel helpless. you can't do something because, you can see something and say something and all the things that they say on those commercials. but do you think it would change like how you conduct your daily life? >> well, we live in new york city, live and work in new york where it's obviously one of the preeminent targets. so we're, i think, a little bit more aware than people maybe
living in middle america. although i think that's the plan of the terrorists is to take this war on terror to all of america. and i don't think any of us should be found sleeping when it happens. i mean. we have to, we are -- >> be aware. >> yes. but you can't be -- we want do everything right. we're going to find out a little bit later. we have two experts, one lady is -- is going to tell us how to deal with our children on the subject. how do you talk to your kids. what images do you allow them to see. the other is a lady who was on with us last week. who -- is she's a retired c.i.a., hoda? i'm not sure if she's presently with them. pardon? >> secret service. >> excuse me. and she is going to tell us how we can -- can be a part of the solution on this. >> that will be interesting. >> we'll take you out with just a few images of what happened yesterday. ♪ ♪ ♪
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nbc's katie tour is at brigham and women's hospital where personnel are treating the injured. >> reporter: the number just went up a few minutes ago. it was at 125 a little earlier. it was expected to go up this morning as people woke up and realized they may need medical attention. there's a major police presence here, although they are now letting people inside of the hospital to visit loved ones. there are two critical here, nine have been sent to the operating room and two of those have limb-threatening injuries, they might need amputations. boston's children's hospital is treating ten patients, the youngest patient is just three years old. as you said, three people dead and our sister station, our affiliate up here, whgh has confirmed that one of those is an 8-year-old, his name is martin richard, from dorchester. the community in a state of disbelief. he, his mother, his sister, we
believe another sibling were out of the marathon watching their father race. it is believed right now that the mother, the sister and the other sibling were all also injured. last we heard the mother was still in surgery. we're about to get updates on all the conditions of all the patients at all of the hospitals in just a few minutes. not expecting any names or any details. but just a general update in terms of what's going on. right now, though, this city is wondering what could have possibly happened. we had reports of runners after the blast happening, running to aid the victims, not just that, but also running, crossing the finish line and running directly to mass general to try to give blood. it's amazing how much heart there is out here. amazing how much people have come to the aid, it is truly a spectacular sight amidst all this tragedy. >> sometimes that's the only thing that keeps hope going. >> katie, thanks. in a time of terror like this how do you protect your family and make your kids feel safer? jennifer hartstein is a child and adolescent psychologist.
>> and edie is a former special agent of the secret service and a criminal investigator. ladies, sorry to welcome you here on a day like today but it's important we put aside feelings for a while. and really face this head-on. and what should we say, jennifer, initially, basically to our children? you can't escape the images? >> you can't escape the images. our impulse might be to a hide it from them. they can walk into a pizza place and the tv is on and they're going to see it. so as parents, your job is to try to reassure them the best you can that they are safe. these are unexpected moments, we see them often. they've happened more time than we care to think about. you want to try to encourage as much safety, support them and be there to answer any questions they might have. >> tell them as little as they need to know. >> you need less for younger kids, more for older kids. the older kids will come back to you. >> it's a weird thing that happens, we feel helpless. we want to do something. we feel like we want to somehow contribute. but we see the commercials, you
see something, say something and all that sort of stuff. is there really in a practical way, anything that any of us can do? >> the average person? >> yes, absolutely. you can. >> what? >> when you go into an environment like this, first, you want to say am i indoors, outdoor, this is an outdoor event. where am i standing? are there trash cans near me? is there a mailbox near me? that can be a someplace where somebody can conceal a device. don't stand there. is there glass around me? get away from that, stand near a structure that's concrete, steel, brick. even if the blast is from a distance, the blast wave can shatter all that glass and severely injure or possible kill. >> do you need to be thinking about that? >> it's such a weird thing to think about. >> on a day when you're celebrating, you're not thinking about this. >> you should think about this all the time. wherever you go. whether it's a movie theater, the school, the mall. >> is it our new reality? and is it going to get worse? >> i think this is reality and i think that you should do this, it takes a few minutes, any
place you go, what do i do if this happens. >> what do you think it does to your psyche? there are some people, i get it, you live your life afraid. like oh my god, something bad's around the corner. living your life that way -- >> most of the time it isn't. >> it doesn't seem like a healthy way to live. >> i don't feel like i'm living my life afraid. i'm giving myself every opportunity to survive. i'm not going to wait for somebody to come save me. what if they can't. one police officer to 500, 1,000 people? >> so check an exit? >> two exits, opposite sides. one way in, one way out. and think of the herd mentality. don't follow everybody else. people, we are creatures of habit and most people will go out the same way they came in. go the opposite way. >> there's no guarantee there might not be another bomb the very direction you're heading. >> jennifer, what do you do if your child is really scared? let's pretend your child has seen -- >> had nightmares last night or something. >> on facebook, you can't prevent them from seeing. >> you can't protect them from all of these images, unfortunately, they're everywhere and social media, was a wonderful tool in getting
people aid and help and support and it's in our children's faces all the time. i think it's really important for parents to be available to question, to be supportive. to really open opportunities for communication and discussion and monitor what they're doing.ym it's okay to have nightmares last night, tonight. and if this is happening two weeks from now and they won't go to school or won't leave your side, it might be time to seek professional help. they might need someone to walk them through that this isn't something that definitely is going to happen. i mean it could, we just don't know. >> and put on your law enforcement cap for just a second. you hear they want lots of video and tips. dos it feel like they're on the path towards someone? or is it just a wide net now and they're looking around? >> they're collecting information, photos, videos, surveillance, you want to put it together. is it one person, two people, ten people, is it a collective group? you want to get all that information, so it does help. they're doing the right thing and they're not giving that information out to the public. >> they don't want them to know what they know. >> right, exactly. >> ladies, we appreciate it.
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coming up, film star brooke shields tells us about her brand new role. >> and why you are your own worst critic. fascinating look at how women actually see themselves versus how a stranger sees them. it's a fascinating study.
welcome back to "today" on this tuesday. and brooke shields has been in the spotlight nearly her entire life. i can't remember any time we weren't aware of our brooke. her career started when she was just 11 months old. >> brooke is a best-selling author, but probably best known for her modeling and acting career. right now she's a recurring cast member on the critically acclaimed drama, "army wives." she clashes with a base commander. look at her. >> what was that, colonel? >> if you're referring to our
training mission, sir, it was a fully approved flight path. >> which your predecessor never utilized on concern for base operation. >> we don't just make left-hand turns in a war zone. i'm sure my superiors would back me on that. >> yes, i'm sure they would. but the next time you feel the need to perform an unwarranted exercise over my base. i strongly suggest you have the courtesy of letting my office know in advance. >> certainly, sir. >> you know she's going to do what she wants. >> i think there's going to be a little steam going on between those two. >> with respect he just lost his wife. >> you're already comfortable with? didn't you work with him on "suddenly susan"? >> was on the original pilot. we were the original couple on "suddenly susan." brian mcnamara. i think we had good chemistry. and they were like oh, we can't have them.
he came back for a little while. but then he came back as a recurring character for a little while. when they call immediate about this, first i thought it was going to be one of the wives which obviously that they're wonderful. but when they said, you get to be with brian and go sort of right up against him, and be in a flight suit, i was like -- >> you were into that. >> not really up against him -- >> it's what they call an arc. >> yes. >> ant i haven't even had one. >> were you partly responsible for the wine on this show. >> i realize i heard this story, thank you, but -- >> you made the last five years just fly by. >> one of the things you can't do is drink and be an army wife or -- a pilot. >> but i'm an airlift wing commander. and -- >> i don't know anything about that at all. >> i've been in one of the transport planes before when i
flew with uso tours to entertain the troops. >> but you were a passenger. but i had to go through physiology and through training and simulation. i got to fly in afghanistan. it wasn't really afghanistan but -- >> it looked like it on the screen. >> it's disconcerting. >> where are you filming this, in south carolina? >> where we're going, hoda. >> the town is amazing, the people are incredible. yeah, i mean it's really, the food is amazing. >> let's clear up a rumor for us. i'm paging through the papers and lo and behold your name keeps popping up. as a possible host for "the view." >> you know we had to ask, we are nbc news. >> listen, there's time. no, i have hosted many times and i've hosted recently and they just keep asking me back to host. there's been no formal offers, there's been no offers. it's really been -- i swear, i
swear. you know i'll call you. >> oh. >> i'll call you. they haven't asked. >> do talk about the fact that in one of the interviews i just was reading this morning that your favorite thing in all the world, even though you love broadway and are always welcome back on broadway, is you love the sitcom arena, don't you? >> it was the first place that i just sort of unleashed in this way. >> a comedienne. >> i felt like it's a real hybrid between cinema and stage. there's an audience, you're forced to think on your feet. >> they change jokes. it's fun and it's happy. >> it's a nice way to spend your day. >> what's your big announcement? do you have a big announcement? >> i'm making my directorial debut. >> does calvin klein know this? >> i'm not coming out with a jeans commercial. i've been asked to direct "chicago" at the hollywood bowl.
you can appreciate how terrifying it is to sort of go in that, into that world and i've always just been the one on stage. but i'm -- >> how thrilling to be in control. >> i'm a passionate fan of the show. and i'm going to the pilot -- of "army wives" and the pilot of "chicago." >> people can buy tickets now? >> yes, go online. >> we start rehearsal july 15th and it's the last weekend of july and three performances. >> a lot of work for three performances. >> but it's going to be, i'm going to be shot out of the cannon. >> and she's also a wife and mother in her spare time. >> "army wives" is this sunday at 9:00, 8:00 p.m. central on lifetime. >> and give our love to chris and kids. and why it takes a stranger to know how beautiful you really are. tell them how beautiful they really are? >> you are so beautiful. we know a place where tossing and turning have given way to sleeping. where sleepless nights yield to restful sleep,
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if someone asked you to describe your looks, what would you say, hoda?
it turns out you are your toughest critic. >> their ongoing movement for self-esteem the folks at dove have come up with a fascinating experiment which is how women struggle with recognizing their own beauty. take a look. >> i didn't know what he was doing, but then i could tell after several questions that he was drawing me. >> tell me about your chin. >> kind of pore protrude as little bit. >>i kind of have a fat, rounder face. a big forehead. >> it's a sketch that you helped me create and that's a sketch that somebody described of you. do you think you're more beautiful than you say? >> yes. >> wow. >> kayla and florence are real women who are moms, paid by dove to appear in their social experiment. they're with us today. >> and dr. janet taylor is always with us, a mom and psychiatrist here in new york city, welcome, ladies. >> what a fascinating experiment. so did you -- did you expect
when you described yourself to this forensic artist, was that your picture up there. was that how you see yourself? >> well, i was just, the facts, ma'am. >> just being totally honest. >> totally neutral. i thought i was giving him very straightforward description. i had no idea that it would turn out like that. >> and when a stranger described you to the same man and he drew based on that person's description and you saw the other you, what did you, what did you think? >> i was shocked. how could they be more accurate? i had no idea that what i was describing was a person that looked so sad and -- and heavy and -- this other person, is complete stranger described me as beautiful and light and happy. >> well if it makes you feel any better, you're far more beautiful than either one of them. >> let's talk about florence for a second. >> florence -- you used to be a member of the manson family, right? >> i know. >> look at the picture on the left.
you do not see yourself that way. >> if i had to do it over again, that's not how i would describe myself. but as kayla was saying, i was trying to give him the details so he could get it right. clearly i learned i have a microscope up next to my face and it's not necessary. >> we have mirrors all around, it's not as if we can't actually see our reflection. >> it's light-hearted but serious, we struggle with our lifespan, with how we see ourselves on the outside and also on the inside. it highlights that beauty is not just on the outside, it is inner beauty. but sometimes you need to flip the script and highlight, question how you see yourself before you can see the real you. because it's only one you. that's the light-hearted, beautiful you. >> and your daughters are watching. >> what i would do differently now with cass. >> your daughters pay attention to the media. they pay attention to what we say about ourselves and they're always listening.
>> how do you stop the momentum -- we all go, i feel fat. and someone says, you look great in your outfit. >> can you believe what people say. a lot of people like you, you want to be kind to somebody when you -- >> you know what i'm saying? you'll say, oh, no, you don't look fat. when i know you're thinking -- maybe a little. >> no, i don't. but anyway, should you believe what people tell you? >> minus what hoda said. >> it was people who noticed the beauty of kayla and florence, so absolutely you should believe what they say. but we also as women we need to say thank you and accept compliments. >> are you going to change the way you feel about yourself now as a result of the dove experiment? >> i'm not going to listen to that critic inside anymore. >> don't listen to the sounds in the kitchen, any more. >> listen to the people who are making the compliments instead of the critic in my head. >> listen to hoda. thank you, ladies. coming up, a sweet story of a mom and daughter baking cookies for a great cause.
good morning, to you. i'm weather meteorologist alex wilson. we're watching that risk for severe storm. and that could extend up towards can city and st. louis as we will. and portions of wisconsin, around chicago, we could see heavy rainfall totals. and of course we still have the snow back into parts of colorado, south dakota, and wyoming. they're going to stay on the warm side down around atlanta. 83 degrees. 85 in new orleans. we've got cold air up towards denver. 47 degrees for you guys. tomorrow a rooin of storms likely extending through portions of the midwest and still watching that snow on the back side of that system and
even into nebraska. things begin to wiensd down around denver. 60 nba new york city. other siefd the country, san francisco at 70, l.a. at 74. frids a few snow showers into the mountain spots of the we'll keep a few snow showers faug into the great lakes. rain and storms extend along the eastern part of the country. temps around 68 in atlanta and upper 70s for washington. most the central part of the country will begin to dry out and quiet down. 58 for kansas city. on sunday rain and snow up in the portions of the northern plains. we'll start the new work and school week with rain showers in areas like kansas city. don't forget to join ail and
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you have a mother and daughter story to tell us, sara? >> i do. >> it might involve cookies. i met laura and susan who bake cookies for cancer. after spending some time with them i understood why it was a labor of love. every day, this mother/daughter duo are elbow deep in mixing bowls, running the gourmet ginger cookie company, susan snaps. laura and susan do everything by hand, from the cranking and baking to the packaging and selling. it's a small company with a big mission. at 22 years old, susan was diagnosed with a type of cancer called hodgkin's lymphoma right before her college graduation. this was a diagnosis her mother knew all too well. laura's older sister, also named susan, passed away at the young
age of 28 from that very disease. if that wasn't enough, laura's husband had also been diagnosed with cancer. >> when you look at how many different hats you've worn with cancer, a sister, a wife, a mom, was there a point where you thought, seriously? like couldn't we share the wealth? like this is too much. >> it can be very lonely. and i am very, i like to you know, be able to take charge and feel like we've got it under control. >> you like to fix everything. >> it wasn't fixable. it wasn't fixable this time. so -- the way that i could handle it was to try to make their days and our days and our family's days as normal as i possibly could. >> in a desperate pursuit for normal, laura began to bake. >> i could tell by the sound of her feet coming down the hallways, what kind of a day she would have. we would wait to see her face around the corner, what kind of a day we would have ahead of us.
the days that were the worst were the days that were too much for her and for him. >> and that's where the cookies come in? >> yeah. >> ginger is known to soothe an upset stomach. so laura created a recipe for gingersnaps to ease their side effects during chemotherapy. and susan began sharing big batches of her mom's cookies with other patients. >> my mom had a small dessert company, she did catering and things like that, she put the gingersnaps on her menu. to see what would happen. as luck would have it, we sold more gingersnaps that christmas than anything else on the menu. one year later, susansnaps was born out of a garage. >> you have a daughter you know, compromised health. bald and no insurance, where is she going to go? across the driveway to work. >> now they operate a store in
their home town of atlanta, but they never forget how the story began, visiting hospitals and delivering cookies to patients going through cancer treatment. >> there are nurses and doctors, when i see their faces, it brings you right back. it feels like it was just yesterday. >> but even better, and bigger than the cookies, is the message of hope that susan symbolizes. eight years later, the statler family, successful and healthy, lived by the old adage, that when life gives you lemons, make cookies. >> the cancer was never why me, but with the company, it's why not? >> i love that. and the big family and they all help out and work in there. and what a great gift, if you haven't gotten your mother something. >> by the way -- they are delicious. >> we've polished off quite a few. >> i love them because they're not too sweet and hoda loves them because they're just sweet
enough. >> thanks so much for terrific story. simple one-pot meals you can whip up on a busy weekend. >> this is "today" on nbc.
in today's kitchen we're cooking up some seasonal one-pot dishes that are easy to make on a busy night. >> chef george mendez is the owner of aldayea restaurant here in new york and is so sweet to bring in all this stuff on short notice. >> peas and bacon. in this pot here we're going to start with olive oil, some minced onion, garlic. and slab bacon. >> what is the difference? >> in the store you buy bacon that's already sliced. this is a slab. >> you get a lot of fat with that. >> lardon. >> like my thigh. >> this gets sweated first, the bacon fat comes out. we take it out of the pan and here's your onions that are cooked with the garlic. we're going to add the garlic now and you're going to start stirring, all right? >> we need a spoon. >> and can you add the tomato. >> i'm going to add the tomato while you do that cooking. >> it's important to sweat that nice and slow. >> what's that mean, sweat?
>> cook it over low heat, not that much color. >> and a pinch of chili flakes. >> and what's in there, bay le? >> that's a bay leaf. it's important that you tear it. >> to all the aroma comes out. really important. >> and this is what it looks like? >> that's fast forward. >> to this point, correct. >> now we're going to simmer that baby? >> we'll simmer that for about a minute and this is what you end up with here. >> hoda, you can add the sweet peas. >> something is pead in our dish. >> why do i have to do everything? >> because i do this all day long, you don't. >> say, that's done. >> all right. >> so now -- >> now we go ahead and make four little -- >> you want the peas cooked or not cooked? >> briefly cooked, yes. >> now you make little nests
like so. >> oh! >> and you break an egg into each one. >> remind those eggies where they came from. >> break some eggs in there. >> kind of cruel, actually. >> no shell in there. >> you're dealing with a trained professional here. >> here we go. >> so there we go. >> from there, we put it into an oven at 350 degrees for eight minutes. >> and okay -- >> this is what comes out. >> we need to break the yolk? >> you finish it with fresh chopped parsley. >> you want to break the yolk? >> why? >> that's the creamy texture. >> and mix it all up. >> i see you, sara. >> and mix it all up? >> mix it all up and spoon -- >> that looks great. >> okay. take it easy. let's eat now.
>> mmm! that's great. >> what's the soup? >> that is a spring pea soup with mint. it's got bacon and more peas in there as well. >> dairy or nondairy? >> 100% dairy free, only olive oil. >> similar to the restaurant. >> thank you, george. coming up tool, from the new drama "rectify" abigail spencer. jeff: come on out! >> you didn't even dress up for the show. jeff: he's no slouch. a haunted house, his new hit comedy. >> i'd be crying, oh, lord. jeff: plus his nephew, second generation wayons. we wanted to do some improv cheerleader auditions. [ applause ]
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